My boyfriend tells me I'm 'boring' when I talk about marriage and babies | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: I WAS convinced that by the time I turned 35, I’d have bought a house, married my perfect man and would have at least one child of my own.

Instead, I’m living in a mouldy rented flat, separate from my partner of five years, and under strict orders to stay on birth control.

My boyfriend’s 34, and seems set against growing up.

Any time I discuss buying a house or marriage, he shuts me down.

He is constantly telling me to “stop being so old and boring”.

But I don’t want to grow old, I just want to grow up.

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All my school friends have settled down, and I’d like the same.

Do I need to find someone else if I want those things in the not-so-distant future?

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DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds as though you already know the answer to your question.

If, after five years, nothing has changed, it might be the case that nothing ever will.

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